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PDS Holy Week Message

PDS Holy Week Message

PDS Holy Week Message By: Ma. Angela T. Medina-Lavadia MD, FPDS   Dear Colleagues, The Resurrection message of new life and new beginnings is very real to us these days. Each morning brings new opportunities for growth and a fresh start for us individually and as... read more
South Luzon Chapter Mini-LEAP event

South Luzon Chapter Mini-LEAP event

Last June 23, 2017, the South Luzon chapter of the Philippine Dermatological Society held a mini-LEAP event at The Bayleaf Hotel in General Trias, Cavite. This event tackled on the echoes of the recent American Academy of Dermatology Conference as well as the much talked about CPD law.

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Leadership #Perfection

Leadership #Perfection

The Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center Department of Dermatology held its Continuing Medical Education entitled, “Leadership #Perfection” in cooperation with the Philippine Dermatological Society Leprosy Subspecialty core group last June 28, 2017 at the Henry Sy Sr. Auditorium, St. Luke’s Global, Taguig.

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Sama Sama Laban sa ECZEMA

Sama Sama Laban sa ECZEMA

You are invited to attend the 1st National Eczema Fair in celebration of World Skin Health Day and the 65th Anniversary of the Philippine Dermatological Society on July 23, 2017 at Robinson’s Place Manila Atrium.

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Press Conference for the Eczema Fair

Press Conference for the Eczema Fair

Last July 11, 2017, the Philippine Dermatological Society, with the help of the Philippine College of Physicians, held a press conference at Annabel’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato to shed light on the importance of seeking consult with board certified PDS Dermatologists for any concerns about the skin, hair, and nails.

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Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity Building

Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity Building

Last May 15-19 2017, the Research Institute For Tropical Medicine Department of Dermatology held its workshop entitled Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity building at the Bellevue Hotel, Alabang Muntinlupa. The National Leprosy Control Program in partnership with PDS and RITM is working towards a Leprosy-Free Philippines.

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SKIN HEALTH CONFERENCE: QUEST TOWARDS HEALTHY SKIN

SKIN HEALTH CONFERENCE: QUEST TOWARDS HEALTHY SKIN

Another successful venture of PDS, in partnership with Galderma Philippines, occurred last June 14 2017, themed as the Skin Health Conference: Quest Towards Healthy Skin. It was a graced by respected speakers from our Philippine Dermatological Society and the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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DERMSCOPE: Knowing the Basics

DERMSCOPE: Knowing the Basics

The Philippine College of Physicians held its 47th Annual Convention themed Proactive Collaborations and Partnerships: STRONGER TOGETHER last May 7-10, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center. Read

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PDS Holy Week Message

PDS Holy Week Message

PDS Holy Week Message By: Ma. Angela T. Medina-Lavadia MD, FPDS   Dear Colleagues, The Resurrection message of new life and new beginnings is very real to us these days. Each morning brings new opportunities for growth and a fresh start for us individually and as... read more
South Luzon Chapter Mini-LEAP event

South Luzon Chapter Mini-LEAP event

Last June 23, 2017, the South Luzon chapter of the Philippine Dermatological Society held a mini-LEAP event at The Bayleaf Hotel in General Trias, Cavite. This event tackled on the echoes of the recent American Academy of Dermatology Conference as well as the much talked about CPD law.

read more
Leadership #Perfection

Leadership #Perfection

The Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center Department of Dermatology held its Continuing Medical Education entitled, “Leadership #Perfection” in cooperation with the Philippine Dermatological Society Leprosy Subspecialty core group last June 28, 2017 at the Henry Sy Sr. Auditorium, St. Luke’s Global, Taguig.

read more
Sama Sama Laban sa ECZEMA

Sama Sama Laban sa ECZEMA

You are invited to attend the 1st National Eczema Fair in celebration of World Skin Health Day and the 65th Anniversary of the Philippine Dermatological Society on July 23, 2017 at Robinson’s Place Manila Atrium.

read more
Press Conference for the Eczema Fair

Press Conference for the Eczema Fair

Last July 11, 2017, the Philippine Dermatological Society, with the help of the Philippine College of Physicians, held a press conference at Annabel’s Restaurant in Tomas Morato to shed light on the importance of seeking consult with board certified PDS Dermatologists for any concerns about the skin, hair, and nails.

read more
Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity Building

Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity Building

Last May 15-19 2017, the Research Institute For Tropical Medicine Department of Dermatology held its workshop entitled Sustaining Leprosy Elimination and Stigma Reduction through Capacity building at the Bellevue Hotel, Alabang Muntinlupa. The National Leprosy Control Program in partnership with PDS and RITM is working towards a Leprosy-Free Philippines.

read more
SKIN HEALTH CONFERENCE: QUEST TOWARDS HEALTHY SKIN

SKIN HEALTH CONFERENCE: QUEST TOWARDS HEALTHY SKIN

Another successful venture of PDS, in partnership with Galderma Philippines, occurred last June 14 2017, themed as the Skin Health Conference: Quest Towards Healthy Skin. It was a graced by respected speakers from our Philippine Dermatological Society and the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

read more

WHAT IS A DERMATOLOGIST?

A board-certified dermatologist in the Philippines is a doctor who completed 3 years of specialty training in one of the 11 institutions accredited by the PDS and passed the examination administered by the Philippine Board of Dermatology.
There are many substandard programs claiming that they can offer training in Dermatology. Some courses run for a week, 3 months or a year. The format of these trainings are not well structured. Would you trust yourselves in the hands of these untrained doctors?

For effective and safe medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments for your skin, hair and nails,

CONSULT A PDS DERMATOLOGIST, THE DermAuthority.

PDS_BOARD_2017
Officers:
President: Dr. Ma. Angela Lavadia
Vice-President: Dr. Purita Paz-Lao
Secretary: Dr. Cecilia Rosete
Treasurer: Dr. Jasmin Jamora
Immediate Past President: Dr. Daisy King Ismael

 

Directors:
Dr. Bernadette Arcilla
Dr. Blossom Chan
Dr. Krisinda Clare Jamora
Dr. Julie Pabico
Dr. Maria Lourdes Palmero
Dr. Francisco Rivera IV
Dr. Arnold Yu
Vision
The Philippine Dermatological Society aims to be the recognized and respected leader in dermatology by pursuing excellence in skin health.

 

Mission
The Philippine Dermatological Society is an organization of humane and service-oriented dermatologists observing the highest ethical professional standards and promoting knowledge through information dissemination, training and research.
1. Produce competent dermatologists sensitive to the needs of the community.
2. Provide avenues for exchange of ideas that will enhance the science and art of dermatology.
3. Conduct researches and encourage publications relevant to the practice of dermatology.
4. Promote public awareness on the prevention of skin diseases through information and education campaigns.
5. Uphold professional and ethical standards among dermatologists.
6. Protect members of the Society against unfair practice and competition from unqualified practitioners through legislation and regulations.
7. Promote local and international recognition of the specialty.
8. Establish linkages with the other specialties for more comprehensive health care.
9. Foster camaraderie among members and colleagues from other countries.
10. Encourage academic advancement through scholarship and fellowship grants.

Established in 1952, the PDS is an organization of dermatologists or doctors who are experts in the field of medicine dedicated to the skin, hair and nails.


The Seal of Excellence in your dermatologists clinic signifies that your doctor is a competent and certified PDS dermatologist.
The PDS is the only specialty society in Dermatology that is recognized by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP).